2019 Kenworth T680

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Just got assigned a 2019 KW T680 Anyone here who drives one or has driven one know if there is a way to adjust the cruise control following distance and over speed? In the Freightliners I am used to there was a menu option but I can't seem to find one in here.

Also there is a chime when I let off the clutch but no warnings are displayed on the dash? Any idea what that might be?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Your following distance and cruise speed are probably set by your company. You'll need to hack into the system, which could cost you a job when you take the Kenny in for B service.

I drove a 2016 T680 a year or so ago. If you don't see it on the little menu, you can't change it.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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No hacking here, I just started a new run that could be worth close to 100k a year if not over it, so definitely not worth it. OD watches us pretty close I wouldn't get away with it for very long anyway.

I was hoping to increase the distance a little our Freightliners let us do it. Guess I'll have to go old school a little and not let the computer do everthing.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Bobcat Bob thinks big:

... increase the distance a little our Freightliners let us do it.

Nothing stops you from increasing the following distance, you just cut off the Cruise Control. But if you're lazy like me (and want the sophisticated computer controls to do all the work) just pay attention to what the vehicle ahead of you is doing.

I really got spoiled with the "Adaptive Cruise Control" which does control that following distance as well as automatically bring in the Jakes on downhill grades. Sigh ... 😞

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I got caught a little of guard today when the Jake didnt come on automatically going down hill as well.

And I killed it at a light, felt like I was learning to drive all over again. It's funny how a few changes can throw off a rhythm.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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I drive a 2016 T680 autoshift. The cruise control will hold me a minimum of 4 seconds behind the vehicle in front of me. If I'm catching up to someone to pass, it will start beeping at me at 1.4 seconds and closer. I don't know if yours is the same. Our newer trucks work the same. I know companies can order trucks how they want. You may want to ask your company if there are any tricks.

G-Town's Comment
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I drive a 2016 T680 autoshift. The cruise control will hold me a minimum of 4 seconds behind the vehicle in front of me. If I'm catching up to someone to pass, it will start beeping at me at 1.4 seconds and closer. I don't know if yours is the same. Our newer trucks work the same. I know companies can order trucks how they want. You may want to ask your company if there are any tricks.

Perhaps...

Big Scott the software/hardware functionality you describe is fully configurable and possibly a bit different at each company based on their internal policies and procedures.

Although I can override Adaptive Cruise Control, the software knows when I am on-the-pedal and will begin alerting me when accelerating within 3.5 seconds of forward space. If that occurs for 30 seconds, it’s a recorded safety violation and not one that Swift ignores.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Ours records after a certain amount of time. Yes, every company is different and they all get their trucks configured and programed different. For example, some companies have their trucks governed differently between on the peddle and on cruise. We are governed at 65 on both. These trucks report everything to the company constantly. Nobody should think Big Brother is not watching.

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